Frequently Asked Questions

The following list of updated Questions and Answers are produced by UNHCR for refugees and asylum seekers in Lebanon.

1. Birth and marriage registration with the civil registry

  • Q&A on birth registration for Syrian refugees in Lebanon - 01/06/2018
  • Q&A on marriage registration for Syrian refugees who marry in Lebanon - 28/08/2018

2. Education:

3. Entry and renewal:

  • Q&A ‘for Syrian refugees on new requirements for residency renewal in Lebanon’ - 7/3/2017
  • Procedures for Syrians entering Lebanon

4. Food

  • Q&A on Food Assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP) - 01/09/2017
  • To check the WFP food shops and locations, click here
  • World Food Programme hotlines

5. Government of Lebanon decisions/policies

  • Q&A on the Lebanese Government decision allowing Syrians to exit Lebanon through an official border and regularize their status in Lebanon - 21/8/2014

6. Health

  • Q&A (NEW) on health assistance provided to refugees and asylum seekers by UNHCR and partner organizations in Lebanon - 01/07/2018
  • Q&A on health assistance provided to refugees and asylum seekers by UNHCR and partner organizations in Lebanon - 10/1/2017

7. Registration and data agreement

  • Q&A for Syrians Seeking Registration - 15/7/2015
  • Q&A on the Data Sharing Agreement between Government of Lebanon and UNHCR on basic information about Syrian refugees - 23/1/2015

8. Resettlement/Travel abroad

  • Q&A on Traveling Abroad - 28/9/2015
  • Q&A on ‘Spam information regarding Traveling Abroad through UNHCR’ - 20/2/2015

9. Return to Syria

  • Q&A on Returns to Syria

10. Winter assistance

  • Q&A for Syrian Refugees on Winter Assistance Support 2017/2018

11. Other

  • Q&A on the general amnesty for Syrian army deserters and draft evader

12. Shelter

  • Q&A related to the 'reduction of shelter assistance in refugee settlements in Lebanon'